1991 Pontiac 6000 Reviews - Page 5 of 5

1991 Pontiac 6000 LE 3.1 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.1 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired199542 kilometres
Most recent distance201937 kilometres
Previous carMercury Topaz

Summary:

Best car I've ever owned

Faults:

Broken latch in front seats.

Hood latch snapped, easy fix.

Front right speaker dosen't work.

General Comments:

This is by far one of the best cars ever built. Very peppy, great handleing and very good brakes.

The only car I've ever driven that was any better then this car was a 1989 Pontiac 6000 STE.

Wonderful cars you can't get better then this.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th April, 2002

1991 Pontiac 6000 LE V6 3.1 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission V6 3.1 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired93700 miles
Most recent distance121000 miles
Previous carGeo Metro

Summary:

Great reliable car with plenty of horses

Faults:

I have replaced the alternator, but other than that, only regular maintenance (brakes, tires, hoses...)

Rear brake drums wore out.

Driver seat is somewhat collapsing and leans back - had to be reinforced.

General Comments:

This is a very reliable car and I am very happy with it.

It keeps going and going... jumps to life without hesitation every day when I turn the key.

There is a ton of pep - much more than our V6 '97 Ford Taurus. It runs as good as new even after all these miles... the transmission is still good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th March, 2001

1991 Pontiac 6000 LE V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired157000 miles
Most recent distance165000 miles

Faults:

Windshield wiper motor.

Gas indicator light.

Back head gasket.

General Comments:

Good car except for a coolant leak in a head gasket and it's jerky when it's shifting sometimes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th October, 2000

1991 Pontiac 6000 LE V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles
Previous carFord Probe SE

Summary:

Plain Jane looker, surprisingly good performance in a family sedan

Faults:

Replaced the battery after the first month of ownership.

Annoying squeaks on less than perfect roads (expected on a ten-year-old car with high miles!)

Pulley replaced.

Brakes mushy and lock-up easily.

General Comments:

Considering that I was driving a semi-sports car prior to this one (the Probe was totalled and the 6000 was an inexpensive quick-buy), I cannot complain about this car's handling. In fact the Pontiac has better take-off from a stop.

Because the car is basically unchanged since 1983, parts are readily available and rather inexpensive. Although the interior looks cheap, the materials have actually held up better than my newer model Probe had. In fact, the car looks brand new inside. The only negative really, is that I miss the fuel efficiency of the Probe (30 mpg overall) compared to my 6000 (22 mpg overall).

The factory stereo system is better than the upgrade system I used to have.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th October, 2000

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 20 reviews